Anhui, China—Venus Optics introduced the Laowa 14mm F4 FF RL Zero–D lens for full–frame mirrorless cameras. It is touted as one of the smallest and lightest 14mm zero–distortion ultrawide–angle lenses. The lens also has a 52mm filter thread so urban explorers can put on a screw–in filter and make creative images.
Laowa 14mm F4 FF RL Zero–D Main Features
The new lens delivers image sharpness with a 114° angle of view. The ultrawide–angle lens allows photographers to create pictures in an ultrawide perspective. Landscape photographers can also capture rich scenery with a single shot.
In addition, the 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero–D is composed of 13 elements in 9 groups. Its two aspherical elements and three extra–low dispersion (ED) elements suppress the distortion to nearly a zero level from corner to corner. Subsequently, the lens is a solution for architecture photography, as any straight lines are retained.
Conveniently, photographers can also take landscape and cityscape pictures without carrying filter holders. For photographers who opt to use slide–in filters, a specially designed magnetic filter holder allows them to use their 100mm–wide filters with no vignetting.
Moreover, a 5–bladed aperture creates 10–point sunstar rendering. Photographers can stop down the aperture by 1 stop to create the 10-point sunstars. In addition, for astrophotographers, an aperture of f/4 is possible for capturing images of the sky in the Milky Way.
in Leica M, Leica L, Canon RF, Sony E and Nikon Z mounts. Two color options (black and silver) are now offered for the Leica M mount. The Canon RF mount and the silver version of Leica M mount will ship in late October.
In addition, the Leica M mount version of the lens has a rangefinder coupling for more accurate and easy focus. As for the other mounts, there is a focus tab to improve the stability and speed when focusing.
Weighing 8 ounces and measuring 2.3x2.3 inches, the Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL from Venus Optics is now available at venuslens.net as well as at authorized resellers. The price for the Leica M-mount version is $649; it sells for $549 in Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z and Leica L mounts.
Shipping starts in late September for the Leica M (black) and L mounts, as well as the Nikon Z and Sony E mounts. The Leica M mount (silver) and Canon RF mount will start shipping late October.